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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've traded a new car I purchased after a year and on another after two years. Costly mistakes. Never again, hopefully. In both cases I bought vehicles that weren't really what I wanted, now I get what I want in the first place.
     


  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Convenience package consists of heated seats and 2 zone climate control.

    I learned to drive in NYC so I will never need parking assist [​IMG]
     


  3. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I'm driving my 150k mile, 13-year old manual transmission car with no nav this afternoon on the 405, and then I'll try to park it without PDC. Wish me luck.
     


  4. KenRose

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    I bought my Cayman S new in 2006 as I planned on keeping it for a long time. I considered importing from the US (I live in Canada) but the Canadian dealers promised me that they would never drop the price, in fact they said that they would moving to void the imported cars warrantees. 6 months after I bought my car they dropped the price $10,000. If I leased I would have avoided this hit to my wallet.
    Regardless, I will never buy a Porsche again out of principal. Or if I do, it will be used and I will import it. I'm looking at a more beautiful styled car for my next one anyways. Thinking about the Jag XK or F type, AM Vantage or Maserati GT.
     


  5. HEARTLESS-531

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    Any advice on buying an S Class? I had a 1998 model but sold it about ten years ago. Big mistake. Loved that car. Anyway, looking to spend around 40k, model year 2009 or up. Any input appreciated. Thanks.


     


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    Ya. Don't do it.
     


  7. JayJay

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    2009+ is also what I'd recommend, and definitely not one before 2007.
     


  8. HEARTLESS-531

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    Bawlin,
    Why not? Curious why you'd recommend against. Thanks bro.
     


  9. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    this is what i'd get

    [​IMG]
     


  10. bawlin

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    Too much tech aka too much that can go wrong. These aren't simple cars (the driver's seat alone has something like 80 individual motors inside it) and it's just a recipe for disaster.
     


  11. Superfluous

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    Ok, I'll try to find it.


    edit- so I went through and read your posts, but didn't really find much reasoning. Regardless, it really comes down to whether you think you can sell the car for more or less than the difference between the purchase price and what you will have paid on the lease. Do you really think that's the case? I think a specific case is if you're leasing a car that's about to undergo a complete makeover.
     
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  12. Superfluous

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    Then I added it for the heated seats. A car in this age has to have heated seats. Hell, the car I got has ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. However, heated seats is the bare minimum.
     


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    Do you know how much you would have paid on the lease?
     


  14. HRoi

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    Yeah maybe 20-30% less per month, plus I wouldn't have had to put any money down.

    MBZ still has to prove itself that it's regained it's quality. Pre-1995 the cars were overengineered and bulletproof - to the point that the Taliban could use them for whatever. But Chrysler merger and beyond they turned into overpriced garbage...personally I hope they've turned it around
     


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    If you knew that, then why didn't you do that?
     


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